Employment & HR
Our Employment law & HR team take pride in delivering employment law and HR services that are tailored to your needs. We are dedicated to listening and learning about your business to understand the challenges you face, your ambitions, and how to retain, your key asset, your people.
We are one the largest employment and HR teams in the South East, working alongside businesses with 60,000 employees across Kent and the South East. We enjoy consistently good feedback and take pride in the personal service we offer to clients.
We are recognised in the leading legal directories, Legal 500 and Chambers UK. Our clients range from large multi- nationals, SME’s to small family run businesses. We have particular experience of working with businesses in the automotive, manufacturing, logistics and construction industries and extensive experience of working with unionised and non-unionised environments.
We also have extensive specialist knowledge in both the private and public healthcare sectors including the NHS and in the public and private education sector including further and higher education institutions, academies, local authority and private schools.
We provide practical and responsive commercial advice on all aspects of employment law and HR including:
- redundancies, reorganisations and restructuring;
- Transfer of Undertakings (“TUPE”);
- contracts of employment and policies and procedures;
- restrictive covenants, competition and confidentiality;
- industrial relations and industrial action;
- employment tribunals and contract claims;
- discipline, dismissals and grievances;
- discrimination and equal opportunities;
- employee exits and settlement agreements;
- employment law training; and
- insurance back services - Brachers Protect.
We will always advise you on your options to enable you to make informed choices. We appreciate that business is about taking managed risk and we will not sit on the fence but will make recommendations.
We also provide practical HR support through our separate HR entity, Kent HR and offer client portals containing useful templates and fact sheets.
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Future-proof your business: Developing a thriving workplace in 2017
This seminar will provide you with an opportunity to hear from leading employment law and HR experts on the current challenges and changes in the workplace, including a review of the new apprenticeship levy, and how this will affect all employers engaging apprentices. Read more06/01/17
Working to bring health and wellbeing in the workplace to the top of the agenda in 2017
Leading law firm and HR specialists join forces to help bring health and wellbeing in the workplace to the top of the agenda in 2017 Read more15/11/16
Employment team successfully retain contract with NHS Trust
Brachers’ Employment team has successfully retained their contract to provide employment law services to Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, after a competitive tendering process. Read more07/10/16
Brachers advises clients to be pro-active about legal risk
Brachers advises clients be pro-active about legal risk as survey suggests legislative and contractual issues are top priority following Brexit vote. Read more12/09/16
Leading South East law firms launch collaborative employment law service
A group of South East law firms are thrilled to announce the launch of a new legal services initiative, Collaborative Employment Law (‘CEL’), on 12 September. Read more01/07/16
Head of Employment advises employers on how to manage staff absence after sporting events
Brachers Head of Employment, Catherine Daw featured on KMTV this week, discussing how employers can manage staff absence after a sporting event. Read more
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Government responds to consultation on reforming the Employment Tribunal system
The government has published its response to the consultation on reforming the Employment Tribunal system this week. Read more22/02/17
Workplace Wellbeing leaflet
Develop a thriving workplace to help your business grow. Read more13/02/17
Employment Knowledge Hub Programme of Events - Spring 2017
Keep on top of the latest employment law changes and developments with our essential interactive seminars, discussion groups, workshops and training sessions for employers and HR professionals. Read more09/02/17
Draft guidance on managing gender pay reporting
The Government and ACAS have produced draft guidance on managing gender pay reporting, intended to help employers in complying with new gender pay gap reporting obligations under the Equality Act. Read more07/02/17
Time off work to attend religious festivals – Discrimination or not?
The case in point is Gareddu v London Underground Ltd. Read more23/01/17
Supreme Court offers little substantial guidance on reasonable adjustments duty
Supreme Court offers little substantial guidance on reasonable adjustments duty – FirstGroup Plc v Paulley  Read more
“Not only do Brachers provide sound Employment Law advice in a timely and effective way ensuring the options are clear and understandable, they are friendly and approachable on any subject.”